We will be having a blast Sunday afternoon, December 18th from 2-4 pm making our own gingerbread elf houses! This class is open to children ages 10-14. We will provide all the materials needed to build our own elf houses, including a cake stand and box to protect the houses while they are transported back home.
This Gingerbread making class will be lead by Jenna, our class coordinator and master crafter! She will guide the kids through all the steps and show them fun techniques for building their personal ginger cottage!
The tradition of decorating houses made of gingerbread started in Germany in the early 1800s. According to certain researchers, the first gingerbread houses were the result of the well-known Grimm's fairy tale "Hansel and Gretel" in which the two children abandoned in the forest found an edible house made of bread with sugar decorations. After this book was published, German bakers began baking ornamented fairy-tale houses of lebkuchen (gingerbread). These became popular during Christmas, a tradition that came to America with Pennsylvanian German immigrants. According to other food historians, the Grimm brothers were speaking about something that already existed.
Please sign up by December 15 to ensure a spot